Zurich Futura Review - 2024 - Best Whole of Life Insurance in UAE

Imagine a life insurance that does much more than just paying out a cash lumpsum on death!

What if it also acted as a reliable income replacement tool, or even as a savvy addition to your retirement savings?

That's right, life insurance isn't just about providing a safety net; it can be a versatile financial tool enhancing your life in multiple ways.

Looking for life insurance that gives you more?

Then, you're in the right place!

Introducing the Zurich Futura!

In UAE there are there are many choices, but Zurich Futura is different.

It is a comprehensive and flexible - Whole of Life plan designed to fit seamlessly into your life and financial plans.

Want to see how Zurich Futura can do more for you? 

What is Zurich Futura?

Futura is a Flexible, whole-life insurance policy providing life cover, living benefits, and cash surrender value to complement your retirement savings. 

Now, you might be wondering, 'Is Zurich Futura the right choice for me?' or 'Does it really live up to the hype?' It's a great question, and the answer isn't a simple yes or no. It all comes down to your individual needs, age, and budget.

Here is an unbiased review of Zurich Futura Life Insurance.

Please read this and click here to connect with me for a personalised assessment of your protection needs and select the right policy for you among the various providers and plans. 

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It is Flexible

Click here to read how It can adapt to changes in your life. 

It is ideal If you...

  1. Need Life Cover, Critical Illness Benefits, and other riders beyond age 65-70 
  2. Are you looking for an insurance plan that provides a cash surrender value when you decide that you no longer need the cover?
  3. Prefer a hybrid plan of insurance and investment, which can help you save and invest for your retirement. 
  4. Are between ages 18 to 45
  5. Want a flexible plan capable of adapting to your changing life situations
  6. You are looking for an insurance plan with a shorter premium payment term.

Whole Life or Term - Which is better?

Although Term Insurance is the simplest and most affordable type of life insurance policy, it is only ideal for cover terms less than 25 years.

If you are looking for a cover term longer than 25 years, then a Futura would be more suitable and economical.


Scope of the Plan

Futura is primarily designed to pay a cash lump sum on death. It also has an array of additional living benefits, also known as riders.

They payout in case you are unable to earn due to severe illness, accident, disability, or hospitalization.

These riders are optional; Add them for a small extra cost, and you boost your cover, making sure you're protected in more ways than one.

Futura is here to offer you not just insurance, but a comprehensive safety net tailored to your life."

How does Futura policy work?


Zurich Futura is designed to provide life insurance and access to a wide range of Investment funds to help you Grow Wealth and Protect against Loss of Income. It also allows partial or full encashment at any time.

The best choice of Investment Funds

The following are some of the Investments available on the Zurich Futura Plan.
  1. Zurich Managed Funds like US dollar Blue Chip US dollar Performance. The managed funds have shown consistent performance since 1988. Although past performance does not guarantee future growth, you can get a fair idea of the potential when you look at more than 32 years of performance.
  2. India Equity funds like - Kotak India Midcap, Goldman Sachs India Equity Portfolio
  3. Target Date funds - An automatic investment strategy with a target maturity date and optimized risk-reward tradeoff. 
  4. Equity Funds for growth of capital - Investing in Technology, Health Science, and other prominent funds
  5. Bond Funds to protect capital - Investing in Sovereign, Corporate and Yield Bonds
  6. Commodities Funds - Investing in precision metals like Gold and Silver
  7. Mixed Asset Funds - Investing in a Blend of Equity, Bonds, Commodity, and Property

In simple words, It is the Best Whole of Life Insurance with an investment option aiming to provide maximum benefits at a minimum premium.

Fund Performance - Crucial

The Investment aspect and strategy of Zurich Futura play a significant role in determining and maintaining the level of your benefits(Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, etc.) on the plan.

Effectively managing your plan's fund performance is key to the sustainability of your plan for the “Whole of Life”.

Click here to learn how to improve your policy's fund performance.

As a Financial Adviser, I have met many people in Dubai who have been sold a Zurich Futura by a tricky banker or a sneaky financial advisor as an investment plan or a guaranteed whole-of-life insurance plan. 

They were shocked to find out that it was not what they believed the policy to be!

It is very critical that you read and understand the terms and conditions of any insurance or investment plan before signing on the dotted line, no matter how trustworthy your financial advisor or banker is.

Click here to view the terms and conditions of Futura UAE

International Protection

bigstock-Businessman-holding-the-world-92182835-1024x683Zurich Futura UAE provides protection, even if you move permanently to another country. 

As Expats, our primary concern, and sometimes the only concern, while availing insurance or investment in UAE is whether the particular plan will continue to provide the benefits if we move out of UAE for good.

The Futura aims to continue to provide protection, even if you move permanently to another country.

The portability is subject to exclusions based on your travel, residency history, and your plans at the time of availing of the policy.

Sum at Risk

Zurich Futura works on a Sum at Risk basis.

This means that the insurance premium is charged on the difference between the sum assured and the account value on a particular date.

For E.g., If John had signed up for a Futura in 2001 of  $ 100,000 life cover. His current balance in the investment account is $20,000, then his premiums will be charged on $80,000, even though the sum assured is $100,000/-

sum-at-risk The sum at Risk is the difference between the actual sum assured and the value of funds in the investment account.

Who can apply?

In UAE, all residents over 18 years of age can apply for a Futura.

Even companies or Trusts can avail a Futura on the lives of its employees, directors, partners, and trustees.

You can avail of this plan on Single Life, Joint Life First Death, Joint Life Both Death or on Joint Life Last Death Basis.

What are the benefits of Futura?

Critical Illness Cover

Futura in UAE includes 36 Critical Illnesses, including children's critical illnesses benefit.

This benefit provides a cash lump sum amount if you are diagnosed with a critical illness or undergo a medical procedure covered under this policy.

A waiting period of 90 days from the start of the policy is applicable.

Payment of a critical illness claim will reduce the life cover amount for the relevant life insured by the claim.

Click here to view the Critical Illness list and details of Zurich Futura

Family income benefit

A series of regular payments are paid in the event of the death of the insured. The term of family-income benefit can be up to 40 years from the inception of the policy. 

Click here to learn more about the Family Income Benefit

Fixed-Term Income Benefit

A series of regular payments are paid in the event of the death of the insured. The term of family-income benefit can be up to 40 years from the time of a death claim.

Click here to learn more about the Fixed Term Income Benefit

The accidental death benefit

Is paid in addition to the life cover, where the life insured dies as a result of an accident.

Hospitalization benefit

Is payable if the life insured is hospitalized for more than three consecutive days. This benefit is valid up to the age of 70.

Accidental dismemberment benefit

Pays a lump sum if the life insured loses sight or limb as the result of an accident.

Permanent and total disability benefit

Pays a lump sum amount if the life insured is diagnosed as permanently and totally disabled.

Waiver of premium benefit 

Zurich will waive your premiums if you are unable to work through accident or illness.

Free Aeroplane cover

Is paid if the life insured dies as a fare-paying passenger on a commercial airline. This benefit is provided free of charge.

Why should you choose Futura?

  • The life cover, critical illness benefits, and cancer-only cover are guaranteed to continue for the lifetime of your plan.
  • Provides access to a wide range of Investment funds and Strategies to help you Grow Wealth and Protect against Loss of Income
  • Portable Internationally - This plan provides a global Life and Critical Illness Cover.
  • You can continue to hold, manage, withdraw, and claim this plan even after you move out of UAE.
  • Allows Partial encashment and Full Surrender at any time
  • Peace of mind with the free medical second opinion feature for all new Futura policies offered through Best Doctors
  • Ability to increase your cover as a result of specific life events like wedding, childbirth or a promotion without additional underwriting
  • Flexibility to add or remove benefits and also to increase or decrease the premiums and cover amounts in the future

Click here to know the top 5 reasons why I use Zurich Futura.

What should you consider before signing on the dotted line?

  1. The premium is usually higher than the term insurance, but it offers benefits that are not available in term insurance.
  2. The premiums are reviewed every five years; they may go up if the fund performance is not up to the mark.
  3. It is more suitable for long-term protection needs and for those who are looking for forced retirement savings.

How to Apply?

Call me at +97150-2285405 or arrange a Free Initial meeting with me to discuss your protection needs and solutions.

Click here to arrange a free online meeting. 

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